Christian Aid Week 9-15 May
May 2nd, 2010
Christian Aid Week is seven amazing days of fundraising, action and prayer. It's a time when communities all over the country get together to raise funds to make real and lasting changes in the lives of some of the world's poorest people.
Ten things to know about Christian Aid
1 They believe in life before death - they are passionate about rooting out poverty.
2 They fund long-term development work, respond to emergencies, and challenge the unjust systems that make and keep people poor.
3 They are the official development agency of 41 church denominations in the UK and Ireland.
4 They help people of all faiths and none.
5 They believe in helping people to find their own lasting solutions to poverty.
6 They work through more than 600 partners - local organisations - in nearly 50 countries.
7 They challenge those with power to change things that have an adverse effect on poor communities, such as international trade rules and climate change.
8 They don't give money to governments - we work directly with local organisations on the ground.
9 They spend money where it's needed most. For each £1 given in 2006/7, 83p was used for direct charitable expenditure. The remaining 17p was used to raise the next £1.
10 You can find out more at www.caweek.org or www.christianaid.ie or by calling 0845 7000 300.
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